Metallica Cancel Their Appearance At ‘Frauenfeld Rocks’ Following Positive COVID-19 Test In Their Camp


COVID-19 has made its way into the Metallica camp, with the band having been forced to cancel their headlining live appearance at the ‘Frauenfeld Rocks‘ fest tonight (June 29th) in Frauenfeld, SWI. The show will continue on without the legendary thrash outfit as Five Finger Death Punch will now take on the headlining duties. Sabaton, Eluveite, Fever 333 and Chaoseum will open.

A statement issued by Metallica earlier today reads as follows:

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“It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that we will not be appearing at Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland today, as unfortunately, a member of the Metallica family has tested positive for Covid. We are beyond sorry to disappoint those of you planning to attend this show.

It was our intention to reschedule a show in Switzerland as soon as possible, however in overnight discussions with the local promoters, sadly it became apparent that schedules and venues do not line up for the remainder of this year or next.

If you have a ticket and would still like to attend Out in the Green, you will receive a refund of 50 Swiss francs. Should you decide not to attend the festival altogether, you will be refunded the ticket price by the respective ticket agencies; you may request a refund for your ticket at

Bands appearing today at Out in the Green include Five Finger Death Punch, Sabaton, Eluveitie, Fever 333, and Chaoseum.”

In May of last year Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield revealed at the time that he had yet to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and was “a little skeptical” of getting the shot.

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